"art-SITES" books are abundant compendiums of practical information and in-depth discussions about the best places to see innovative and intriguing contemporary art, organized by country, region or city. Illustrated with neighbourhood maps and suggested walking tours, and accompanied by vivid commentaries, these invaluable handbooks examine museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, film centres, cutting-edge architecture, public art, parks and gardens, design showrooms and boutiques, bookstores, festivals and more. Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, Madrid's Reina Sofia, Barcelona's acclaimed revitalization projects, world-class art centres (in Badajoz, Caceres, Castellon, Santiago de Compostella) and award-winning architecture in all regions of Spain have become the focus of international attention. Finally, here's a book that expertly collates and sheds light on the many new places of interest. Providing compelling commentaries on each site, illustrations, practical information and maps, this book does for art-lovers what mountaineering guides have done for outdoor travellers.
Sidra Stich is an art historian, museum curator and avid traveller. She is the author of Yves Klein, Rosmarie Trockel, Made in USA and Anxious Visions: Surrealist Art.